NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven Bucks Productions, co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, in partnership with Imperative Entertainment, today announced a script deal with FOX, adding a new drama project, Boost Unit (working title), to its diverse programming roster. The show is being written by Jonny Umansky and Zach Hyatt.
Boost Unit is a high-octane, action-packed hour that follows the newest recruit of the LAPD's Auto Theft Task Force, a notorious getaway driver with a hidden past. The project captures Johnson's trademark edge and humor as well as the turbo-charged speed of the Fast and the Furious franchise.
"We're bringing to life the high stakes street pursuits and grueling work of this very specialized elite task force and we're excited to partner with Imperative Entertainment to combine an epic mix of gripping action and sophisticated storytelling," said Johnson. "This is a powerful partnership with Imperative. We couldn't be more excited to work together in a world that we know and love - fast cars, high stakes and iconic characters," Garcia stated.
"Rarely do you hear a pitch that checks all the boxes and feels so immediately commercial, new and timely. We couldn't be more thrilled to be involved with Seven Bucks Productions on Boost Unit," said Tim Kring, co-founder of Imperative Entertainment.
"It's not often a project comes together so perfectly. Seven Bucks and Imperative have already proven to be invaluable assets," said Umansky. "With both of them riding shotgun, we couldn't be more excited to get Boost Unit moving and shine a light on such a badass division of the LAPD," added Hyatt.
Boost Unit marks the first project produced jointly by Seven Bucks Productions and Imperative Entertainment. Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Jonny Umansky and Zach Hyatt will serve as executive producers on the project.
ABOUT SEVEN BUCKS PRODUCTIONS
Co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and producing partner Dany Garcia, Seven Bucks Productions is a multi-platform production company pioneering original content for television, film, emerging technologies, and digital networks. Crossing all entertainment verticals, Seven Bucks Productions creates innovative content rooted in authenticity, strong storytelling, and passion.
Seven Bucks Productions has an ever-expanding slate including tent-pole movies such as Paramount's Baywatch, New Line Cinema's Central Intelligence and Shazam, Universal's The Janson Directive and Dreamworks' Alpha Squad Seven. The company also produces original television programming including TNT's "The Hero" and "Wake Up Call," HBO's "Ballers," and Spike TV's "Rock the Troops" (2016).
ABOUT IMPERATIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Imperative Entertainment is a next generation entertainment studio focusing on the development, production, and financing of original & branded entertainment across all media including film, television, video games, books, comics, and new media. In addition to previously announced features with Ruben Fleischer and Black List scribe Zach Dean, Imperative recently optioned the New York Times-bestselling novel We Were Liars, as well as Sand by Hugh Howey for TV. Imperative is currently producing Heroes Reborn for NBC and Hot Summer Nights, written and directed by Elijah Bynum.
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